When John Meek was born on 20 October 1793, in Darlaston, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Meek, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Page, was 25. He died in 1801, at the age of 8, and was buried in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.
English: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble, meek’ (Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, pliant, gentle’).
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.
Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.